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Maryland Track & Field BIO
Catherine Voelpel

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2017 Outdoor: Academic All-Big Ten...competed at eight events…placed 1st in the 4x400m relay (3:47.96) and the 800m (2:14.38) during the Maryland Invitational (3/18)…took 8th in the 400m (57.18) and won the 4x400m relay (3:46.00) at the UNF Spring Break Invitational (3/24)…placed 6th in the 1600SMR (3:58.23) at the Florida Relays (3/30-4/1)…finished 4th in the 400m (55.92) at the Virginia Quad (4/8)…member of 1st place 4x400m relay team (3:40.46) during the Virginia Challenge (4/21-22)…placed 3rd in the 800m (2:09.25) at the Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/5)…4x400m relay team finished 5th (3:40.04) and finished 17th in the prelims of the 800m (2:10.26) at the Big Ten Championships (5/12-14).

2017 Indoor: Competed at seven events…placed 6th in the 500m (1:15.91) at the Wagner Invitational (1/6)…member of 1st place 4x400m relay team (3:41.47) and also placed 2nd in the 600m (1:32.45) during the Nittany Lion Challenge (1/14)…finished 2nd in the 800m (2:16.27) and 4x400m relay team won (3:47.46) at the Terrapin Invitational (1/21)…took 2nd place in the 500m (1:14.23) and won the 4x400m relay (3:40.17) at the Penn State National (1/27-28)…finished 3rd in the 600m (1:31.09) and 4x400m relay took 3rd (3:39.55) at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (2/3-4)…finished 6th in the 600m (1:31.33) and 4x400m relay won (3:39.52) during the SPIRE NCAA D1 Indoor Track Meet (2/10-11)…took 5th in the 600m (1:30.04) and member of 3rd place 4x400m relay team (3:35.97) during the Big Ten Championships (2/24-25).

2016 Outdoor: Academic All-Big Ten...competed at nine events...ran the 400m, 800m and relay events...member of three first place 4x400 relay squads...took second in the 800 (2:14.30) and first in the 4x400 relay (3:46.91) at the Maryland Invitational (3/26)...ran season-best 56.41 in the 400 and helped sprint medley relay team to fourth place finish (3:54.92) at the Florida Relays (3/31-4/2)...4x400 relay team won event (3:53.93) at the Lou Onesty Invite (4/9)...helped 4x400 relay team to first place finish (3:47.35) at Kehoe Twilight (5/6)...posted season-best 2:11.46 in the 800 at the Big Ten Championships (5/13-15)...also helped 4x400 relay to a season-best 3:40.82 at B1Gs.   

2016 Indoor: Competed at six events...took third in the 500 (1:15.63) at the Penn State Relays (1/9)...member of first place 4x400 relay (3:44.44) and sixth in the 500 (1:14.89) at the Great Dane Classic (1/16)...third in the 600 (1:35.91) and 4x400 relay (3:56.01) at Terrapin Invitational (1/30)...finished second in the 500 (1:15.49) at the Armory Track Invitational (2/5-2/6)...finished 11th in both the 600 (1:32.39) and 4x400 (3:49.08) at SPIRE Invite (2/12-2/13)...member of fifth place 4x400 team (3:49.08) and took 10th in 600 (1:31.84) at Big Ten Championships (2/26-2/27).  

2015 Outdoor: Competed in two events…notched a 10th-place finish in the 400m (58.53) at the UTEP Springtime Invitational…took 12th in the Kehoe Twilight Meet in the 400m (58.52).

2015 Indoor: Competed in six events…nabbed a fourth-place finish in the 500m (1:17.15) in the Penn State Relays…finished sixth in the 600m (1:39.87) at the Terrapin Invitational…ran a season-best 1:16.12 in the Armory Track Invitational…placed seventh in the 600m at the Husker Invitational…was a member of the 1600-meter distance medley relay team at Navy’s Sweetheart Invitational…ran a season best 1:32.72 in the 600m at the Big Ten Championships. 

2014 Indoor: Season-best in the 500m at the Penn State Relays to finish fourth (1:16.18)...notched a fifth place finish in the 600m at the Terrapin Invitational with a time of 1:37.74, a season high...Season-high of 2:24.06 in the 800m at the Lions Invitational.

Before Maryland: Finished 2nd in Connecticut State Class MM Championships in the 400 (59.23)... PR of 56.52 in the 400 came with 3rd-place finish as a junior at New Englands meet... Graduated from Berlin HS with a 3.7 GPA... Other pre-Maryland PRs - 300m (43.47), 400m (56.52), 600m (1:44.44)

Personal: Majoring in animal science... Parents are Beverly and David Voelpel... Father played soccer and mother was on swimming team at Central Connecticut State University... Has an older brother, Mike.

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